Mankind in the World | Part One
There are two aspects to attaching onto G-d’s presence in the World to Come, There’s one’s own personal achievement of that and there’s all of humankind’s. One’s own comes down to his striving for perfection through his own efforts while humankind’s comes down to all of it striving to attain the World to Come as a whole.
Now, since humans have a yetzer hatov and a yetzer harah, and free will, it necessarily follows that there’d be both righteous and wrongful people in the world. In the end, though, the wrongful will be undone and the righteous will be gathered together in the World to Come as a perfected community where they’ll enjoy the true good. But there’s a lot involved in all of that, as we’ll see.